The All-330 projections are back for the 2023-24 preseason. The All-330 is a series of educated guesses on who will be the 330 wrestlers who make the trip to Kansas City, Missouri to compete at the 2024 NCAA Championships.
So, how are these different than the national rankings, which go down to #33? There's a little bit of guesswork, projection, and opinion that goes into these, which is generally frowned upon with rankings. In some cases, we think a particular wrestler is poised for a big year (or not-so-big).
Another factor for these is conference allocations. Right now we can just speculate allocations for each conference and weight, but you can get an idea of how many each league will get based on rankings. For instance, in a Big Ten weight class with 9 of the top-16 wrestlers in the country (157), you can also assume that the conference probably steals an at-large berth as a lower-ranked wrestler probably only needs one win to lock up a national qualifying bid.
Wrestlers are listed by conference, in alphabetical order, based on school name, so they are not conference rankings.
The good news is that if someone is not listed or in the "just missed" category, they have the entire regular season action to go, along with a conference tournament. There's still plenty of time left to change a narrative or impress the masses.
This weight is sort of straightforward in some respects. The only significant difference between the All-330 and the rankings is true freshman Vinny Kilkeary for Ohio State. It isn’t set in stone that he’s starting, but of an intuition. 125 is the deepest weight class in the nation in terms of potential national qualifiers. In addition to the “Just Missed” list, there are maybe ten others that received serious consideration. This weight typically has young wrestlers who emerge early in their careers, so keep an eye out for Mendez, Moore, Jett Strickenberger, Sheldon Seymour, and Kyle Montaperto. One true freshman we aren’t waiting around on is Marc-Anthony McGowan, who looks to fill the shoes of 2023 NCAA champion Patrick Glory at Princeton.
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